Human Trafficking Reflection

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As a child growing up in California, I used to adore children who grew up in a rich family. I remember going to one of my classmate’s house once for a school project and her house was huge, her bedroom was like my living room, her clothes was arranged like the colors of a rainbow and she had her own playroom. After that day, I went home and complained to my parents about why I didn’t have a rich family like hers, why I didn’t have pretty clothes like hers and why I didn’t have my own playroom like hers. And when we go out for shopping, I would point to the things I want and most of the time my parents would say “pick one” or “no”. In my head, I would think why couldn’t you guys buy me more than one. I wasn’t satisfied with the amount of toys …show more content…
Yet the movie was horrific and traumatizing, it was made based on a true story, therefore it was made to inform people that human trafficking is a real event taking place in many countries; and the United States being one of the largest markets for sex slavery. Through the movie, I learned that parents in the Philippines and Cambodia sell their child or children to modern slavery industry to pay off their family debts. Not only does parents sell their children, but also each year children are being abducted. Those children then end up being forced to leave their everyday lives to become a prostitute or sex slave. Those children’s childhood was taken away from them and was forced to sell their bodies to strangers, day to night. I couldn’t imagine a child at such a young age having to go through molestation to pay off his/her family’s debt. Children are so innocent, therefore them having to go through this, destroys their perspective of life in the world they live in and their future living in his/her own society. I am thankful to have a family that have a stable income, parents that have the habit of having a plan for whatever they do, for their future, my future, including our expenses. I am thankful that my parents held my hands through my childhood and by looked after me through my childhood. Yet they let me wander, they always …show more content…
I learned to respect my parents for giving birth to me. I learned to respect my parents for raising me up in a good environment. I learned to respect the things my parents gave me. My parents not only contributed their time, effort and money to raise me but also on my education. In addition, they provided me with an opportunity to explore who I am, what I like and what I want to become in the future. I learned to respect that I have a family who always and forever has my back, support, and forgive me for whatever mistakes I

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